Plant Catalog - COLOCASIA E BLACK BEAUTY 1
COLOCASIA E BLACK BEAUTY 1
COLOCASIA ESCULENTA 'BLACK BEAUTY'
BLACK BEAUTY ELEPHANT'S EAR, TARO
A bold tropical perennial with large, leathery, narrowly heart-shaped leaves that can reach 2 feet long. Foliage color fills in from green to velvety blackish purple with bright green venation. Grown from starchy tubers, Taro is a staple food for Polynesians.
USDA zones: 8 - 11
Sunset zones: 12, 16 - 24, H1, H2
Mature size: 4 feet high and wide
Light needs: partial to full shade
Water needs: ample water